Raise your hand if you know Caleb Truax.
Don’t worry my hand is down as well. I watch a lot of boxing, but even I knew little to nothing about Truax. I did a little research before the Jermain Taylor fight and the only relevant information I could find was that he was about the same size of Taylor.
In Taylor’s prime Truax wouldn’t have lasted two rounds. Taylor WAS a world class fighter and the undisputed middleweight champion of the world.
But that seems like so long ago. Yes, Taylor beat Truax, but in reality Truax won because once again Taylor ended up on his back.
If Truax had any real experience or skills Taylor would have went to sleep like he normally does, but Taylor was able to hold and throw a few shots to keep Truax off him to hang on for the victory.
Considering what has happened to him in the past, you would think that Taylor would understand that he just doesn’t have it anymore, but that isn’t exactly what happened.
Look at Taylor’s Trainer, you can tell he doesn’t share Taylor’s enthusiasm. The one telling comment from Jermain that has to be disturbing is when he says he has been waiting to see how he would react when he was knockdown. If your are thinking about that, you are fighting a losing battle.
I hate to tell athletes when to retire because it is their life, but you have to be worried what is going to happen to Taylor if he gets in the ring with a real world class fighter.
For his own safety I hope someone sits him down and tell him it is over.